The sporting weekend in pictures

Lewis Hamilton celebrated a sixth Formula One world championship title after finishing second in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

The sporting weekend had, though, started with a heartbreaking defeat for England by South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.

Liverpool left it late to maintain their unbeaten Premier League run, while world number one Ashleigh Barty ended the 2019 tennis season in style with victory at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup at Yokohama Stadium.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup at Yokohama Stadium (Adam Davy/PA)
England manager Eddie Jones and his players were left to reflect on what might have been
England manager Eddie Jones and his players were left to reflect on what might have been (David Davies/PA)
Joshua King's goal was enough to give Bournemouth a win over Manchester United
Joshua King’s goal was enough to give Bournemouth victory over Manchester United (Mark Kerton/PA)
Sadio Mane scored a stoppage-time winners as Premier League leaders Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday afternoon
Sadio Mane scored a stoppage-time winner as Premier League leaders Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday afternoon (Nick Potts/PA)
Celtic captain Scott Brown was on the scoresheet as his side swept past Hibernian 5-2 to reach the Scottish Betfred Cup final
Celtic captain Scott Brown was on the scoresheet as his side swept past Hibernian 5-2 to reach the Scottish Betfred Cup final (Ian Rutherford/PA)
Katie Taylor celebrated becoming a two-weight world champion with victory against Christina Lindardatou in their WBO super-lightweight title bout in Manchester on Saturday night
Katie Taylor celebrated becoming a two-weight world champion with victory against Christina Lindardatou in their WBO super-lightweight title bout in Manchester on Saturday night (Richard Sellers/PA)
Anthony Crolla said goodbye to the sport after his final contest ended with the vacant WBA continental lightweight title
Anthony Crolla said goodbye to the sport after his final contest ended with the vacant WBA continental lightweight title (Richard Sellers/PA)
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy edged out Xander Schauffele in a play-off to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy edged out Xander Schauffele in a play-off to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai (Ng Han Guan/AP)
New Zealand Cricket England T20
New Zealand levelled the Twenty20 international series at 1-1 with a 21-run victory over England in Wellington (Ross Setford/AP)
Alfredo Morelos scored twice as Rangers beat Hearts to set up an Old Firm showdown in the Scottish Betfred Cup final
Alfredo Morelos scored twice as Rangers beat Hearts on Sunday to set up an Old Firm showdown in the Scottish Betfred Cup final (Jeff Holmes/PA)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty defeated defending champion Elina Svitolina to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty defeated defending champion Elina Svitolina to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen (Andy Wong/AP)
The Houston Texans  boosted their NFL play-off hopes with of a 26-3 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley
The Houston Texans boosted their NFL play-off hopes with of a 26-3 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley (Simon Cooper/PA)
Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off following racist abuse from Verona fans during Sunday's Serie A match at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off following racist abuse from Verona fans during Sunday’s Serie A match at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
Goodison Park was left stunned following a serious ankle injury suffered by Andre Gomes  in Sunday's Premier League match against Tottenham
Goodison Park was left stunned following a serious ankle injury suffered by Andre Gomes in Sunday’s Premier League match against Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)
Mercedes toasted another success with their British driver in Texas
Mercedes toasted another success with their British driver in Texas (PA Wire)
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is now within just one triumph of Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven world championship titles (PA Wire)
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning his sixth world championship with actor Matthew McConaughey
Hamilton celebrates winning his sixth world championship with actor Matthew McConaughey in Austin (PA)
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